After the previous model’s grille received some defamation for sporting what people called a “beak”, the 2017 model is redesigned for a more stylish appeal.
The Acura MDX has been a fan favorite of Acura customers for a while now. This can be attributed to its similarity in quality to the more prestigious luxury brand cross-overs, while boasting a much more affordable price. However, the last model of the Acura MDX was off-putting to many Acura drivers because of the addition of a shield-shaped front end grille that some say resembled a beak. Acura took note of this and sent its engineers to work reconfiguring the 2017 model. The result is a much more stylish “diamond-pentagon” grille that demonstrates the perfect balance of character and luxury that this car delivers. In addition to new style, the 2017 Acura MDX brings a lot to the table.
The Most Entertaining Cross-Over
Fitting three-rows into a cross-over without sacrificing style, comfort, or efficiency is not easy to, but Acura managed to pull it off. For a vehicle that provides such spatial capabilities, the 2017 Acura MDX provides a surprisingly athletic ride. The torque-vectoring rear differential distributes torque to the outside-rear wheel, effectively suppressing understeer and impressively accelerating the vehicle with little to no opposition. Including an accurate steering rack and well-adjusted suspension, the MDX offers a strong and steady ride with nimble responses.
Another factor that Acura engineers deserve a round of applause for is their ability to cut weight. The 2017 MDX weighs in at a shocking 4,222 pounds making it several hundred pounds lighter than its closest three-row competitor, the Infiniti QX60. The light-weight approach to the MDX also deserves to be credited for the vehicle’s energetic performance. With a 290-hp engine, the MDX beats the QX60’s 295-hp engine by more than a second in zero-to-60 mph acceleration. In addition, the 2017 MDX is sporting the new nine-speed automatic transmission to make for smoother acceleration and better fuel economy.
The 2017 Acura MDX is a perfect car for drivers who might be carrying several passengers, but still want a luxury ride and stylish appearance. Our team of experts at Acura Santa Barbara are happy to answer any questions you might have about the new MDX and other Acura models in our extensive collection. So be sure to come in and visit us or peruse our catalog on our website to find the perfect luxury vehicle for you.
About Acura Santa Barbara
Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.